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February 16, 2018, 9:59 AM

Why Have You Forsaken Me

We are searching for a Nursery Worker, until we can hire a nursery worker we are asking for volunteers to help us out. If you would be kind enough to help, please contact the office and let either myself or Tammy know so that we can keep up with it and make sure we have someone to watch our children. As of my writing this (2/15/18) we do not have anyone signed up for this coming Sunday, please let me now if you can help. Thanks

 

We are going to begin a new series this coming Sunday, “Jesus Last Words”. Each week for the next six weeks we will look at a different phrase that Jesus spoke as He was hanging on the cross.

Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

We are going to look at what Jesus meant by making this statement and hopefully better understand it as it fits into other scripture. For example, take some time and read Deuteronomy 31:6 which tells us that God “WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU”.

The same word “forsake” is used in both. It means the same in both so how can God say He will not forsake in one place then be forsaking someone in another?

If I asked for a show of hands many would probably go up showing that they have been told that Jesus had all the sin of the world on himself, and God could not look at sin, so He had to forsake Jesus on the cross. We will talk about this and that statement about God looking at sin.

I hope you will join us for this series of messages about Jesus last words from the cross and I pray that you will join me this week in worship as we talk about Jesus being Forsaken or not forsaken as He died on the cross.

 

Prayer needs, Kristy Loewen (gallstone surgery), Guy Kincaid (surgery), Shelby Borton (Hendrick Hospital), Royce Hightower,

 

IT IS COLD OUTSIDE, we are still collecting coats, gloves, blankets and warm items for the homeless. We will continue to do this thru this month and beginning next month we will high-light another ministry.

 

MEN’S CHILI Cook-off, Sunday, February 25th at 6pm

 

March is near! This means “Spring Break”, Time Change and EASTER are coming soon!

 

Spring is time for planting and we will do some more of our “Mustard Seed planting”!

 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday March 28th we will have a special “Easter Passion Service” and Sunday, April 1st we will have our Easter Communion Service.

 

See you Sunday in worship!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




February 1, 2018, 10:12 AM

Why Read the Bible

“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the savior of the world is communicated to us through the Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong.” Abraham Lincoln

 

My doctor had recommended surgery and referred me to a specialist. Arriving early for my appointment, I found the door unlocked and the young surgeon, deeply engrossed in reading, behind the receptionist's desk. When he didn't hear me come in, I cleared my throat. Startled, he closed the book, which I recognized as a Bible. "Does reading the Bible help you before or after an operation?" I asked. My fears were dispelled by his soft, one-word answer: "During." 

 Eleanor Schmidt, in Reader's Digest.

 

Are you reading your Bible? How often are you reading your Bible?

Have you ever stopped and thought about why we should read our Bibles? This is going to be the topic of our message this coming Sunday. We will discuss Reasons for Reading our Bible, Psalm 1:1-3.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

               Where do you seek your counsel?

               Who do you stand with?

               Are you prospering?

               Are you producing fruit?

Join me in worship this Sunday as we talk about the importance of reading our Bibles, please join me in praying for this week’s worship and message.

 

PRAYER NEEDS: Cherry Gleason (Hendrick Hospice Hospital), Royce Hightower (Northern Oaks Rehab), Ozelma S. (eye surgery), Tom and Glenda Satterwhite, (Glenda is in hospice care), Kristy Borton (grandfather died), Shelby Borton (in hospital with breathing issues), Sam Bouchillon (pace maker), Rhonda Swinny (mother had surgery this week and her brother in law had to have heart stints),  D-Now

 

IT IS COLD OUTSIDE MINISTRY

We are still gathering coats, blankets and anything warm for the homeless.

 

Coming Soon In February

D-Now (pray for all our youth and the leaders) …. 2-2 thru 2-4

Senior Adult Banquet … Monday night 2-12 @FBC Clyde @ 6:30pm

Men’s Chili cookoff…. Sunday Night 2-25 @ 6pm

 

Thanks for your prayers, see you Sunday in worship!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




January 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

Are You Listening

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! Psalm 81:13

ARE YOU LISTENING? This will be our message this week and our text will be Psalm 81:8-14. Are you a Passive or Aggressive listener? Last week we talked about “Doing Church” verses “Being Church”. This week we will talk about another aspect of church and that is listening to God verses ignoring God.

When you come to church do you come to “listen for His voice”? Do you listen on a daily basis for God’s voice? Do you listen when you want something? Do you know how God speaks to you? How many different ways has God spoken to you?

I pray that you will join me this week in worship and join me in praying for this week’s message.

 

Prayer needs: Ken Wells (in Hendrick needs a heat by-pass surgery), Shelby Borton, Edna Hogsetts great-grandson born 1/5 is in Cooks with brain swelling and seizure like activities, Mike Price and family (death of his aunt), Tommy Walden (cancer),

 

IT IS COLD OUTSIDE

We are gathering coats, gloves and anything warm for the homeless. Bring your items by the church and we will deliver them to “The Mission”.

 

Sunday evening, we will have our monthly business meeting and fellowship meal beginning at 6pm. This month’s meal will be stew and desserts.

 

Disciple Now, Hunter is in need of host homes if you would help contact Hunter for more information. Disciple now will be the first weekend in February.

 

See you Sunday in worship!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




December 29, 2017, 9:05 AM

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Deuteronomy 33: 24-25 “And of Asher he said; Asher is most blessed of sons; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil. Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; as your days, so shall your strength be.”

In his blessing, Moses was desiring that Asher would have a blessed relationship with all the other tribes (favored by his brothers), would have a life of prosperity (dip foot in oil) and that he would be blessed with strength (sandals of iron and bronze).

I would like for a moment to reflect on that last phrase “as your days, so shall your strength be.” I believe this part of this blessing is something that God blesses all of us with. He may not give to each of us prosperity or family blessings as He blessed the tribe of Ahser, but I do believe that God desires to give each of us “His Strength”.

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.” The part we learn thru Deuteronomy is that God blesses us with strength for the days trials. The point is somedays I may need more and others I may need less but God knows the amount I need and the reason I need it and He is in control! I think you should also remember God gives you strength for everyday not just the days you want it but strength for every day!

I do not know what 2018 is going to bring but I do know that God knows, and He will give us all the strength we need and when we need it. So, all we must do is rely on His strength and keep our trust and faith in Him!

Prayer needs: Shelby Borton (Baylor Hospital, ICU in Dallas), Cherry Gleason (Northern Oaks, Old Anson RD), Jim Curtis, Danise Weise's mother (Health South)

Sunday evening: December 31st (this coming Sunday) we will have a game night bring snacks and we will enjoy a time of fellowship

We will have a Welcome Committee meeting Sunday, January 7 immediately following the Morning Worship Service.

Just one more Sunday this year, I pray that you will join me this week as we worship for the last time this year.

Thank you all again for all the cards and gifts. I am looking forward to 2018 and God’s blessings to PBC! Thank You LORD for all your blessings and Promises!

I hope to see you all one more time in 2017!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




December 28, 2017, 9:48 AM

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS

This coming Sunday we will have a “brunch” fellowship during our Sunday School time from 9:30 to 10:30, bring your favorite brunch foods and join us for this fellowship.

We will have a Candle light, communion service during our morning worship time. Bring your family and friends and join us for this special worship experience.

We will have no evening service and no mid-week activities.

 

 

Prayer needs: Jenifer Smith (Health South), Cherry Gleason (Health South), Pat Smith (Health South), Denise Wiese’s mom is in Health South

 

Pray for people’s safety in traveling, be safe and have a great Christmas!

Teresa and I thank you all for another year of kindness and for your many cards and gifts. We love you guys and are looking forward to a great year in 2018!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith


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